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said they'd pick up again on monday. >> the good news is we agree on some of the big things. >> reporter: president obama thought he and house speaker john boehner had an agreement to target $4 trillion in cuts. but saturday evening the speaker abandoned that plan, saying it was just too ambitious and couldn't pass. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> what is really appalling is to see our republican colleagues essentially providing a form of extorti extortion, if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it we're going to put all these jobs at risk. >> reporter: uncle sam's credit rating may be at risk if congress fails to act soon. >> and if that happens, you're going to see catastrophic damage across the american economy and across the global economy. >> reporter: a critical meeting bringing together political leaders wh
conversation on twitter tonight, @beattheheat. >>> another big story tonight, the nfl lockout is almost over, it would seem. the owners have done their part. now it's the players' turn to vote. hakem dermish joins us with the latest. is it really almost over? >> we hope so. the nfl owners voted to approve a ten-year collective bargaining agreement this evening. but the players did not vote tonight and will not agree to a deal because of unresolved issues. the owners are giving the players until tuesday. but the players are expected to vote tomorrow. nfl commissioner roger goodell announced that the players will vote tomorrow. >> i think we've crafted a long-term agreement that can be good for the game of football, be good for the players, be good for the clubs and most importantly good for our game and for our fans. we really are anxious to get back to football. and hopefully today's development and the developments of the nfl over the next few days will ensure that. >> it's been obviously stressful. i'm just happy for our fans and the players. i'm anxious to see the players. it's been a whi
of his dead pet but all told him the dog was too big. >>> more apologies from rupert murdoch will run in several british newspapers tomorrow as the fallout from the phone hacking scandal connected to portions of his media empire continues and expands. this is some high-profile celeb -- this, as some high-profile celebrities are suing scotland yard claiming it knew about the hacking and did nothing about it. prime minister david come ro under fire for private dinners and weekend trips with murdoch and other top news dorps executives. >> venezuelan president, hugo chavez, headed back to cuba for more cancer treatments. he's scheduled to undergo chemotherapy after having a few more removed last month. before leaving venezuela he handed over some power to his vice president and planning minister. chavez had been urged to hand over all of his power but he refused. it's not been disclosed what type of cancer he's battling. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. 17 days until the default deadline. mike has the lat
of them disappated over a big lake up there before it reached any land. >> and you don't see that up there often. >> in pennsylvania, no. >> a big improvement in our weather today. >>> a huge improvement. the mid-90s is still hot but at least it wasn't steamy. and we're not going to get worked up about the end of the week. it won't last as long as the last oppressive spell we had to deal with. 76 was the low and a high of 95 degrees. may to date we had 32 days of 90 degrees or higher. last year we had 40 days that were 90 degrees or higher. still a hot pattern with temperatures above average for next couple of weeks. 85 degrees not consecutively though. the dew point at 66. normallies the running high but it will drop by tomorrow morning or when we get to the latter part of tomorrow morning and back into the 50s. it will be comfortable. one isolated shower out there making it is way south and east to washington. look at the temperatures. 80 in westchester. and a nice cool down through the area. again it is dry air that is with us as well. the heat index values are high in the midsect
mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> we're following several other big stories in the week ahead. the shuttle "atlantis" will return home this week for the final time. the shuttle will undock from the international space station tuesday. it's scheduled to return to kennedy space center thursday, where it will then go on permanent display. it is the final mission for nasa's shuttle program. >>> on tuesday the loudon county board of supervisors will weigh in on the latest cost-cutting proposal regarding the dulles metro rail project. for weeks now they've been meeting with all of the funding partners to figure out how to trim the multimillion-dollar price tag. the latest proposal they're considering was brokered by u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood. >>> and did you see it? the u.s. women's soccer team will be returning stateside after today's nail-biter of a world cup final match. the final came down to penalty kicks, with japan winning. despite the loss, it will be a hero's welcome for the team that became an overnight sensation worldwide after beating brazil in the quarter
was minimal. >> it does come down fast and furious every once in a while. this was a big one. market street was a river. >> reporter: things are pretty much back to normal. you will find trash bags where people picked up debris that was left behind. fredericks's flood control system at carol creek spared the historic from disaster. it was built after the city flooded in the 1960s. >> underneath that aring a arin aqueducts. >> reporter: this shows cars about to float away at a condo complex. you were showing the water came up to the sign here? >> came up about right here, right past the sign. see where everything just rest underneath the car and everything. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4. >>> closer to washington, the storm took a toll on trees and power lines and led to yet another difficult commute home for many across the area. jackie bensen continues our team coverage. she's live in bethesda. >> reporter: as usual, most of the damage and inconvenience was caused by this area's large, old trees. people ran for cover as the skies opened in the humid late afternoon, grabbing for umbre
until we see some partly cloudy skies. out to the west, big-time thunderstorms in chicago. they saw some very large hail. i think we'll be seeing some pictures of that. we'll most likely have those tomorrow morning during our newscast starting at 4:30. nice weather. as far as our weather is concerned, one more day tomorrow and high pressure will be dominating the region. that nice weather is not going to last because it will get quite hot. the hot weather moves in on saturday, and really on sunday as that heat index could get up to 95 and maybe over 100 degrees dur during the day on sunday. wind out of the north about 5 to 10 miles per hour. warmer, still nice, 85 to 90. some areas may be over that 90-degree mark, but without the humidity, it won't be too bad out there at all. 92 degrees on saturday. with that humidity, heat index should be around 95. on sunday, i think that will be the hottest day. we do have a chance of isolated thunderstorms. one or two of those maybe on the strong side and then the fireworks mother nature doesn't bring, but maybe we do. fireworks activities will happ
is beginning to cause some big problems for businesses there. that includes the bars and restaurants. a number of bars and restaurants say they can't get the liquor licenses and the permits that they need to operate. the shutdown in minnesota began nearly two weeks ago when the governor and state lawmakers were not able to reach a deal on a budget. several bar owners in minneapolis say they are worried about the bottom line now. they say thousands of employees will be out of work if this shut dunne doesn't end soon. >> ben's chili bowl could be moving to chicago. several areas are looking for expangs. ben's has become a must have. has become a permanent fixture at washington park. >> stays with you for a while. >> two days. >> something else that's going to be staying with us over the next couple of days, some great weather. say good-bye to the heat and good-bye to the 90s. i think we'll be looking very, very nice over the next couple of days and actually we're pretty good out there right now. mostly clear skies across parts of the area. still some clouds down to the south. temperatures today
and now most of that has died up. still up towards the baltimore region. big storms up there all day, but back into the west frederick county, some of those storms into virginia have produced a lot of rainfall and a flash flood warning remains in effect there until 1:30 in the afternoon -- or 1:30 in the morning, rather. tomorrow afternoon, i do expect to see a lot of rain. the potential is there for us to see some flooding as well. that's why we had that flash flood watch that's in affect for just about everybody dug the day tomorrow. currently a system back to the west that we'll be watching very close ploep that system is bringing heavy rains back towards the st. louis area. make its way our way during the day tomorrow. it's going to be on the warm side, yes, it will continue to be humid but we will see some area. heavy at times that high pressure moves over and that front lingers right across our region. some locations tomorrow could pick up a lot of rain, maybe 1, 2, 3 inches of rain. before said and done, it's not going to be everywhere though. some areas may not see all that m
is here now chopping up this tree. it really is a big one. it was a close call. not just for the people who are inside of this mercedes-benz but for the other people who are out here in traffic. now, a woman came back to the scene after getting out of the hospital tonight and she tells me that she came within inches of losing her life. two people riding inside of this black mercedes narrowly escaped serious injuries when a large tree toppled on their car. easter cato was behind the wheel. >> very important. you know, i mean, two more inches and i wouldn't be talking to you. i would be dead, so thank you so much. and i thank everybody that helped me. >> reporter: it happened on c street northeast here in the intersection with 19 gth street. the tree suddenly fell. >> we actually saw tree when it crumbled over and fell on top of them. we backed our car up and i immediately dialed 911. >> reporter: witnesses say that the light was red, traffic here had come to a complete stop when they heard a sudden and loud crack and the tree toppled over. the tree stopped motorists in their tracks. seve
at that a hundred times and love it. >>> even really big basketball stars don't get instant access to the president. shaquille o'neal hoped to meet president obama today without an appointment. he was turned away and posted it on twitter. >> i want to say on the video. they said we can't let you in, sorry. i have to have to wait until next time mr. obama. i still love you, sir. >> he's looking for a pickup game. he is 0-3 in trying to meet the president. >> the president doesn't have ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleaded... so i sent him to camp. we'd earned lots of points with our new citi thankyou card... and i put them to good use. he told me about his bunkmates, and how he signs up for every activity. ♪ he even hangs out with the camp director. just like that. [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> in wichita, kansas, george holland showed up at a lam nad stand with a check for $10,000. it was part of a fundraiser to buy school supplies for kids in joplin, missouri. that will buy a lot of sch
think we're going to have a big range in temperatures throughout the area, at least for the first part of the day. then even gets the heat, a nice dose of real summer around d.c. 96 to 101. as far as the four-day forecast goes, there's your chance of rain on saturday. it's not much of a chance. but it will be good enough to send the humidity back down on sunday. early part of next week, running anywhere between about 90 and 94 degrees. so still a hot pattern for us. but getting on par back with where we were last year. >> one day of extreme conditions. >> yes. >>> like saving money? virginia announces the dates for its sales tax holiday. >>> and the latest on who's woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> hakem just came back from redskins park. all kinds of stuff going on out there today. >> i'm happy
to be part of it. we've always gone out in costumes. >> we're just big kids, that's all. >> reporter: what's it like being around all these harry potter fans? >> exhilarating. >> reporter: warner brothers expects this film to gross over $1 billion because this film is in 3-d. all the fans who come tonight will get a pair of these lovely glasses. jim, i know you're jealous. but there are still tickets left for the show at 3:30 this morning. live tonight here in northwest. back to you in the studio. >> john, you're breaking my heart. i'm consumed by jealousy over those goofy-looking glasses. take them off, john. >>> you've heard the game angry birds. don't you love that game? today, there was a bird angry and aggressive enough for a whole flock of his kind. that bird kept attacking people passing by the gerald ford museum in grand rapids, michigan. the bird was fond of pecking people upside the head as they walked by. then it would return to its perch and wait for its next victim. what kind of bird was that? >> either an oriole or a red-winged black bird. >> i didn't see a red wing, did you?
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